RickS Posted March 4, 2007 Share Posted March 4, 2007 Ok gang, I realize this question may not have one correct answer, but here we go. I ride an 04 1150RT that I purchased new. Just had a new set of Metzeler ME880Rs installed at my 18,000 mile service. They now have about 50 yards of wear (pushed out of the service department into an enclosed trailer, out of enclosed trailer back into my basement) thanks to a foot of snow still on the ground. This is my third set of tires on the old RT, original set M4s, replaced at about 9,000 miles with Pilot Roads, and replaced at about 9,000 miles with the ME880s. I'm lost on correct tire pressure. My BMW shop suggests 40 psi front, and 42 psi rear, under all conditions. My owners manual shows 32 f, 36 r with one person, 36 f, 39 r with two, and 36 f and 42 r with two and luggage. Metzeler web site suggests 34 f and 36 r, while both tires show 42 psi at max load. Most of the my riding is one up with a few pounds in each saddle bag. I'm looking for the magic pressure for a decent ride, decent traction, and decent mileage. Help! Link to comment
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